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AASSA Purchasing, Consolidation & Shipping Service


AASSA provides a purchasing/consolidation service for its member schools for the preferential service charge of only 6.5% of the cost of goods ordered for Full Member schools, 10% for Invitational Member schools, and 14% for non-member schools. The service charge for Full Members is approximately half of that of any other purchasing service available and there are no additional hidden purchasing charges (other than the charge to send invoices by courier, if requested by the school). Because AASSA buys in bulk, we receive goods at a discount from many vendors which are passed along to our membership.


Vendor Discounts as of January 2018


We are in the process of formalizing standardized discounts with our vendors. Many vendors will give a discount (which we pass along in full to the schools) because we order in bulk, or they will have special promotions to those with whom they do substantial business.

The following vendors have agreed to set discount rates up to the following amounts in spite of the quantity of goods being ordered by an individual school. Some companies have subsidiary companies or process through subsidiary vendors which may or may not grant the discounts. Discounts may not apply to certain products.




ABC Feelings


Academic Therapy Publications, Inc. 

10% on Products (except Alfa Prefix) 


ACE Educational Supplies 

30% off current Retail/Catalog Prices; Free shipping to Freight forwarder in Florida 

To view our available products visit:



Action Publishing

 Agendas: 10% for all items


Active Parenting Publishers

10%-Need to use Promo Code on Purchase order


American Whistle Corporation 

flat rate of $2.50/each they normally sell for $4


Arbor Scientific 




Art Supply

10% discount; free domestic shipping on orders over $350 


B & H Photo 

Will Quote  


Barnes & Noble

20% on most items (not textbooks) up to $4,999; 25% over $5,000



10% discount plus free shipping



30% off List price:  Free Shipping within US


Boreal Science

12% discount 


Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks 

 10% on all products 


Bryan Gibson

 10% and free shipping  within 48 states on Megaphones currently in stock  and even more discounts if buying in quantity.


BYO Recreation and National Playground Construction 

30% all Playground Structures (except if on sale) 10% all Other Items 


Carolina Biological

10% and free domestic shipping to warehouse in Miami  


CDI Computer Dealers Inc. 




2-13% depending upon item; 7% on software; free domestic shipping to Miami; click here for further discounts



20%, but billing must be to AASSA, and shipping to Ideal Cargo



20% off their Curriculum and Planning Products, with a free planning app for teachers. 



If 15 copies of textbooks order, then they can offer one free desk copy of paperback textbook. 


Child Therapy Toys 

10% off Orders up to $199 (code AASSA10) 15% off orders over $199 (code AASSA15); Flat rate shipping to Miami Forwarder for $4.95 or free shipping for orders over $99


CM School Supply

10% with free shipping to Miami (min order $300) for free shipping


Committee for Children

10% Free Shipping to Miami warehouse, and discounted shipping to Int'l destinations


Constructive Playthings

15% on all Catalog Items, free shipping for orders $300 or more actual freight charges for drop-ship items to address in Miami


Continental Book Company

10% on titles they carry


Cricket Media

Special rate of $9.95 per magazine subscription for a min of 20 subs. All subs must be for the same magazine and shipping to the same address to qualify. Includes printed and digital access. 


Delta Publishing


 5% - 15% off on items marked with a green $ sign online or in the catalog



Includes partner companies: Promo code must be on purchase order to qualify. 

Demco Interiors, Upstart, Edupress and Evanced

20% Supplies, 15% Furniture, 15% Equipment & 10% Learning Materials 

Please note, products, TeacherGeek Maker Cart is excluded from the discount. 


Dick Blick Art Material 

20% catalog discount...Catalog "EACH" price less 15%

Valid from current Resources for Art Educators annual catalog only (item numbers will begin with B for 2014. Letters will change annually between A,B, or C) 

Free freight on orders of $49 or more after discount (see below for exclusions) 

Discount Exclusions: 

Sale catalogs, web prices and promotions

Quantity pricing is not discountable (you will receive the lower of either the quantity break or your discount from the "EACH" price based on the quantity being purchased) 

Any item # with the letter "F" are excluded from ALL terms & conditions. Ref# OD15999on Purchase Order


Discount School  Supply                       

20% off all orders over $150, with free shipping on in-stock items over $99. Items with small truck icon in catalag will be charged 15% shipping.  


Educational Innovations Inc. 

7% on product line ; free ground shipping on orders over $200, in the US




15% Free Shipping to Miami on Concept Construxions orders over $500.00



EDU-LAB Scientific Resources

15% discount on all orders over $500.00 and free shipping for all orders over $5,000.00.



ETA Hand2mind

15%;  free ground shipping to Miami 



45% discount and free shipping to warehouse



5% discount



15% on PE products:  free domestic shipping



 5% on Print and Digital Materials;Further discount can be negotiated on orders larger than $10,000. 


French Toast

Will offer the best pricing possible based on the details of the order as well as the following:

  • Free set up
  • Free artwork design
  • Free artwork digitization
  • Free freight within the US (approximately 7% of total order cost)

Frey Scientific

(part of School Specialty) 

15% No discount on Exclusive products with a prefix of "SSI", Delta, "CPO" or Frey Scientific Exclusive products with a prefix "N" or "LN" ; free shipping Ref# 7779338291 on purchase order


Full Compass 

1 - 50% with Brands they Carry & Free Shipping in the Continental USA


Galloway Office Supply & Furniture

 30% + off al MSRP.  Copy paper@ $28.99 per case. Free delivery to AASSA.  Go to goswholesale.com





Gov. Connections

 Will offer us discounts, we will request a qoute prior to processing, they will never sell us full price. 


Gracewind Music 

5%-20% depending on the items; if placed on-line 15%


Groelier Electronic Encyclopedia

20% discount on paperback items only


Haese Mathematics Pty Ltd.

20% (except on Infinity Test & Homework Generator CD's and replacement textbook CDs, digital only subscriptions and non-discount items) 


HarperCollins/ I Can Read Series

25% discount. Free shipping to U.S. forwarder with minimum purchase of 30 units (assorted)


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



 Human Kinetics, Inc.

 a flat 50%


John R. Green Company


25%- 73%;  $65 minimum to receive FREE SHIPPING to AASSA or Warehouse

Classroom Supplies Pre-K to 12, Office Supplies & Teachers Materials Pre-K to 12. Pages 2 to 693 (2018 John R. Green Catalog #124) 

Educational Furniture & Equipment Pages 694 to 915 (2018 John R. Green Catalog #124)   



18% off current retail pricing, a Minimum of $300 for discount to be applied


Lakeshore Learning

10% discount; free shipping on orders over $100 to Florida 


Learning Resource

20% off retail price + free freight to AASSA's forwarder location in Florida within a minimun order of $300.00.


Lee Ryder Lamination www.leeryder.com

20% off on Laminating Roll Film, Laminating Pouches, Computer Photo ID Systems, ID Printers, Ribbons, PVC Cards, ID Accessories. Minimum order $300.

contact LRL for your quote: office@leeryder.com 


Link Max 

Paper Brand A1 8.5x11 97 bright $23.25/carton

Paper brand Topprint 8.5x11 $23.25/carton



5% off everything

$20 delivers

Aggressive discounts on bulks orders (over $2500) 


Marathon Printing 

10% off Retail Prices 


McGraw Hill

25% on Glencoe and school division orders


Merriam Webster

25% on all books. Free freight to U.S. forwarder for mass market books only


Music in Motion

6%  merchandise discount


Nasco or Enasco

20% on Arts and Crafts; 15% off on all other catalogs including Science, PE, Health, Reading, Family & Consumer, Math, Early Learning, and Special Education; "Z" items will receive 5% discount; free domestic shipping except furniture, paper rolls, carpet, clay and drop-ship items



15% off the School Site License


New England Chessmaking 



NewSound Music

 25 to 40% discount off retail, depending on the label a particular title comes from

Order of $400 or more have free shipping


Nienhuis Montessori USA

5% off order over $500

10% off order over $1000


Pearson Education

 Pearson Ed offers substantial discounts at it's many divisions.  Click here for further information.



5% discount when order is submitted 

Includes partner companies: 

Boinsafety.com-Play Safety Padding

Toviga.com- Safety Padding 

Pinchshield.com- Door Finger Guards  

Pooldocks.com-Swim Platforms


Premier Agendas

10% - on  Raising Respect planner program and also special offer on "Everyday Learning Fun" targeted for Kindergarten - grade 2  Elementary & Middle School


Primary Concepts 

10% on order over $200 Reference AASSA10%



20% on classroom and office products; 56% on copy paper; 16% ink and toner; 27% cleaning and breakroom products; 10% furniture; 5% on technology; free delivery of all orders; special pricing on over 500 items


S & S Worldwide

25% - No Minimum; Free Shipping excludes items shipped directly from the manufacturer.



20% discount off list price excluding any items that are non-discountable in our catalog or on the web-site


Scenario Learning

DISCOUNT: Online Platforms (each platform has a $500 USD minimum per organization):

  • 20% discount off SafeSchools Training - Online Safety & Compliance Training for school employees 
  • 20% discount SafeSchools SDS - Online SDS Chemical Inventory Management
  • 20% discount for SafeSchools Incident - Online Incident Management
  • 30% Discount for Exceptional Child - Online Special Ed Professional Development for teachers and teachers aides




School Kid Healthcare 



School Outfitters

1-20% off already discounted catalog prices


School Specialty: Education Essentials, Sax Art.PE, Early Childhood, Special Needs, Common Core and Early Childhood Instructional Solutions and Career & Technical Catalogs. Excluded:  Frey, Delta, Premier Spark and classroom Direct Brands - go direct to these brands for pricing/assistance. 

15% discount off Educator Price for supplies (items with an 7 or 9 prefix). 34% discount off list price on consumable goods.   Items beginning with 7 & 9 prefix ship via parcel - $9.95 minimum charge and free on single order over US$49.00

25% discount off List Price Only furniture and equipment (Items with a 6 or 8 prefix).  Items beginning with 6 & 8 prefix ship via truck/freight – minimum US$99.00 charge or %15 of goods total.  Ask for actual freight quote where freight rate is greater than US$1,000.00


SchoolScreener Software 

15% in the products, plus further 5% discount to schools signing up before January 2017. 



Second Step

Free Shipping to Miami warehouse, and discounted shipping to Int'l destinations


Secondary Solutions

 15% off individual orders up to $249.99

10% off orders $250 and up



1-35% off regular or listing pricing, with free shipping on orders over $20 going ground to the contiguous 48 states


Simply Teach Tech

 10% discount on professional development fee. 5% discount on educator pricing. Free domestic shipping for Internaitonal orders. 


10%; and free shipping domestic


Spectrum Scientifics

10% discount (except ion telescopes, telescope accessories and lab furniture)



5% to 50% depends on items


Teacher Created Materials and Shell Education

40% on Full Line &  Free Shipping to Warehouse in Miami 


Teaching & Learning Stuff 

10% and Free Shipping on Non-Furniture orders over $200


Tiger Direct



Time Square Stage Lighting (formally known as SLD Lighting) 

10% from published website prices


United Art & Education 

$500- 999 10%

$1000-1999 12%

$2000-4999 15%

Over $5000 20% 


 USA Scientific

 20% of list prices some exclusions apply


Vernier International 

Approx. 15% off regular price


VWR International

 20% disount off list price excluding any items that are non-discountable in our catalog or on the web-site. 

Free shipping on all items that do not end in a "9" 




20% discount off list price excluding any items that are non-discountable in our catalog or on the web-site. 

Free shipping on all items that do not end in "9" 



 $100 off the WISC membership which allows schools 15% off on WIDA store products



10% on the USA list prices


West Music Company 

7%Merchandise discount  

Please note that all Gameplan Materials and Wenger Brands items are Excluded from Discount 

Shipping will be calculated at a discounted 6% of the merchandise subtotal 

Promo quote must be on purchase order


Woodwind & Brasswind 

 3% off from Current website Prices & Free Shipping within 48 states. 

Promo code must be on Purchase order 


World Book Online

Discount offered effective May 1, 2016 for the Advanced Differentiated Package at $642. This pricing will remain valid for the remainder of 2016 and 2017.  


WT Cox 

From 0- 18% off Publisher List price Pricing based on Library's subscription collection. Free Shipping


Some companies’ invoices clearly show the discount percentage and amount for each item and others do not. Companies do not tailor their accounting systems and invoices to the individual customers’ needs.

AASSA will not be responsible for discrepancies between stated and actual discounts but, if informed immediately, will bring such discrepancies to the attention of the vendors for rectification.

Many other companies offer discounts on specific products or on orders above certain amounts, but they will not provide a publishable discount.  Their discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis.

As you can see, our service fees are easily offset simply through discounts you would not otherwise receive and our tax-exempt status.


Purchasing Procedures 
  • Each school utilizing our purchasing service signs a memorandum of understanding with AASSA which includes specific instructions for us to follow in processing their orders.  All orders must be placed through AASSA in order to use the services of Ideal Cargo as our consolidator. 
  • Orders are then placed by uploading our excel-based purchase order form, which will be sent to you once we have received your contract.  It takes approximately three months from the time of ordering to the actual shipment of goods in most cases.  It is, therefore, recommended that orders are placed by early March in order to be assured of receiving them prior to the following school year (assuming an August start)..
  • At the time of placing orders, funds should be wired to us since the amount of the orders must be on deposit in the school’s AASSA Services Account prior to our placing the orders.  Once funds are received, we place all orders with vendors and track the receipt of boxes at the warehouse.
  • Schools will have access to the status of their orders throughout the process on our new online system.
  • Prior to shipping, the estimated cost of storage and shipping costs must be on deposit at AASSA so that we are able to pay Ideal Cargo on your behalf.



AASSA has had a working relationship with Ideal Cargo for over 20 years and, as such, has reached a special arrangement on behalf of our member schools who purchase through AASSA.  They offer highly competitive rates for warehousing (which is free for 30 days) and shipping to AASSA member schools who purchase through AASSA.  As a result, the most efficient and effective plan is to use AASSA for purchasing and Ideal Cargo for warehousing and shipping, if at all possible.  If you do so, you will receive discounts as a member who is purchasing and consolidating your order through Ideal Cargo.

Some schools ship their goods via the U.S. Embassy and are required to use other shipping companies such as Coco’s or Just in Time.  Goods are generally received by Ideal Cargo, packed for shipment, and then forwarded to the selected shipper.   In this case, the school should expect invoices both from Ideal Cargo and their selected shipper.

Prior to the shipment being dispatched, the school will be informed as to the amount due to Ideal Cargo for handling fees and/or shipping costs. 

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